Choosing the Right Deck Railing Can Make All the Difference


A prairie farmer once was asked what he thought of the Rocky Mountains, off in the distance.
“Oh, the mountains are all right,” he replied, “but they sure do block the view.”
The farmer's response may cause a smile, but aren't we're all a little like that farmer? Take the homeowners of this smashing deck overlooking a lovely landscape.
Outdoor enthusiasts both, the couple wanted a very attractive, modern-looking deck on which to enjoy the outdoors and their beautiful water views, as well as a conveniently placed portable spa. What they definitely did not want was a deck or spa that would block their property's lovely vistas in any way.
To accomplish all they wanted, the least noticeable part of the project was perhaps the most important: the deck's stainless steel cable railing. Like the deck, it is pretty much maintenance free and elegant. More to the point, the cable railing does not obstruct the yard's languid water views from any place on the deck -- even when people are sitting.
Cable rails – sometimes called “wire rope” railings – are safety rail infill that substitute horizontal or vertical cables for spindles, and, in this case, they were an ideal choice.
Special notes: All the materials used for this deck and railing do not require painting or staining; the rail cap was stained to blend perfectly with the overall deck/spa design.
More photos: http://www.longislandhottub.com/longisland_hot_tub_spa_blog/?p=1321
CableRail by Feeney: CableRail by Feeney enhances, but does not obstruct, property's beautiful views.
Maintenance Free Decking: Hot tub's PCV boards, Trex decking and stainless steel railing are ultra-low-maintenance.
Trex Transcend Decking: The Bullfrog Spa's base, framed in PVC boards, harmonizes beautifully with the project's “vintage lantern” Trex Transcend decking.
Design/Build Experts: The right design/build experts can execute the perfect plan for homeowners' needs – in this case, a two-story deck with cable railing and installed portable spa.

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